Originally Posted by 66GMC
When you install new pads, you have to push the piston back in it's bore until the new pads clear the rotor. The way that I do that is to loosen the bleeder screw, and compress the piston back into the caliper using a C-clamp.
We did that, but the new rotors are too thick and the outboard pads won't clear the rotor - by 1/8th-inch ... the only solution I can think of is to shave the brake pad down and I'm hoping for a better solution than that.
I called JEG'S and talked to a tech there and he said a lot of times new rotors, being made overseas, are milled too thick and this is becoming a common problem!
What to do?
The new pads fit okay on my old rotors, but now my pedal is spungy (mushy) and I'd hate to see what would happen if I had to stop short!
54 Chevy Pickup